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CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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In the submucosa, numerous longitudinal clefts were observed after dissolution of the cholesterol crystals; these were permeated by irregular eosinophilic material and surrounded by foreign body giant cells and macrophages (Figure 1(b)).
Foreign body giant cells, hemosiderin laden macrophages, neutrophils, and eosinophils may also be seen.
Cholesterol granuloma is a fibrogranulomatous lesion that develops secondary to a foreign body reaction to cholesterol crystals and exhibits the accumulation of foreign body giant cells. (1) It usually develops in the air-filled spaces of the middle ear region of the temporal bone; (1) however, it has also been reported in the testis, (3) tunica vaginalis, (4-6) tunica albuginea, (7) epididymis, (8) and kidney.
Vacuolated histiocytes, histiocytes forming irregular group of cells assuming syncyctial aspects, foreign body giant cells and Langhans giant cells with only few lymphocytes may all be observed.
Histopathological analysis of the lesion demonstrated cholesterol clefts with surrounding foreign body giant cells confirming the diagnosis of CG (Figure-2).
Smears from sediment showed lots of foreign body giant cells, spindle cells and few large cells with moderately N: C ratio and pleomorphism.
Numerous cholesterol clefts with associated multinucleated foreign body giant cells were also seen (Fig 5).